DES MOINES – The Iowa Arboretum and Gardens has started construction on its $2 million dollar Treehouse Village project.

The Treehouse Village will be a playground that is accessible to everyone young and old, including things like a wheelchair swing and ramps.

Mark Schneider, the Executive Director of the Iowa Arboretum and Gardens, said that the project has already raised $1.8 million which shows the community’s support.

“We’re a small rural public garden and the ability to raise funds for a project like this speaks highly of the project itself and the people who have worked hard to bring in those funds.” Schneider said.

To learn more about the Treehouse Village visit the Iowa Arboretum and Garden’s website.